Residents of Athenry will have the opportunity to relax and learn to kick people in the face as permission has been granted to convert an old shop into a martial arts dojo.
A planning application was submitted to Galway Council by Kevin Moran last November to convert a former gift shop at Bridgewater Shopping Centre in Athenry in a martial arts and wellness studio.
The former Cards & Gifts store opposite Joyce’s Supermarket in Athenry was sold over the summer after being advertised for €115,000.
The total floor space to be converted at Unit D in the shopping centre is 100.5sq metres.
No submissions were made to the council regarding this development.
Galway county council gave permission for the new martial arts studio with three conditions.